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So you’re about to head to Panama for a few days of meetings. But you realize: you have no idea what Panama is like.

Sure, you know where you’re staying. Maybe you’ve got a guidebook that describes places to visit if you manage to scrape together a few hours of sightseeing. But what’s Panama really like for doing business?

More practically:
– How should you greet your business partners?

– Should you bring a gift to the initial business meeting?

– If you’re invited to someone’s house, what sort of gift should you bring?

– Are there any special considerations for female travelers?

– Perhaps most importantly: if you order the chicheme, what on Earth is that going to look like? (hint: it’s a drink!)

Panama: Business Traveler’s Passport is designed specifically for businesspeople. It contains a hundred and fifty pages of information on Panama, focusing on areas of particular concern to the business traveler. While it does contain a small amount of information on hotels and sightseeing opportunities, these sections are intentionally light–this is not a travel guide! Seriously!

Instead, it has entire sections of information on:

* Panama Basics: A brief history of Panama, with some background and historical highlights.
* Country Facts: Demographics and other statistical data, with a basic offline map of the country.
* Doing Business: Greetings & courtesies, meeting protocol, business attire, business entertaining, etc.
* Women: As travelers, are there any special considerations in Panama? As a businesswoman, are any extra measures needed? How are Panamanian women treated in their own country?
* Money: What does the money look like? How much should different service people be tipped…if at all?
* Travel: Visa info, departure formalities, electrical system, etc.
* Safety: Emergency numbers, notes on street crime, hospital locations, health & medical care.
* Points of Interest: A few interesting museums and cultural sites, in case there’s time after the meetings.
* City View: Background on Panama City, with a handful of hotel descriptions.
* Telephone System: The subtleties of dialing to & from Panama. There’s even a section on how to use pay phones in Panama (without needing to read Spanish).
* Life Cycle: From birth to marriage to old age, what’s life like?
* Gift Giving: The subtleties of giving personal or business gifts.
* Holidays and Festivals: Solid background on the popular holidays and festivals.
* Religion: Info on Panama’s religious climate.
* Superstitions and Folklore: Common superstitions, along with Panamanian stereotypes.
* Food and Recipes: Descriptions of common Panamanian foods, along with recipes for appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, including tamales panamenos, carimanolas, Panama empanadas, yuca con mojo, and even Johnny Mazzetti.
* Terms Dictionary: Over 100 words & phrases translated into Spanish.
* Embassies: Embassy locations and contact info for dozens of countries.

All content is 100% available offline without a network connection. However, street addresses are linked to the Maps app, URLs open up in Safari, and phone numbers & email addresses bring up the appropriate helper apps.

For more screenshots & info, or to drop us a comment or question (shockingly, we enjoy hearing from customers!) visit us at

[Note: Also available: the free Sampler: Business Traveler’s Passport app–search the App Store for “ridicsampler”.]


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